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Independent jewellers take keys at brand new East Ham shopping destination

Independent jewellers take keys at brand new East Ham shopping destination

Independent jewellers take keys at brand new East Ham shopping destination

22 January 2024

Blue Jewellers have taken the keys and started their fit out to a 439 sq ft unit at a brand-new shopping centre, The Market Place, found off the busy High Street North in East Ham.

Husband-and-wife team, Can and Zeynep Uzan, have experience in the industry spanning two decades and are looking forward to bringing their unique offer to this corner of East London just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The new shop will showcase an extensive range of diamonds, gold, silver and gift pieces as well as a customisation service to provide some unique pieces to jewellery lovers.

The couple are also providing the area with a comprehensive watch and jewellery repair service which will not only bring a new service to East Ham for local shoppers, but also local jewellery shops who can’t already provide this service.

When asked what attracted the couple to open their shop in The Market Place Can said: “We have been looking for a new location for over a year. We found The Market Place and loved the vibrancy of the area and the excitement that surrounds this being a brand new development.

“We also found there was a niche here for what we offer and we’re looking forward to building a relationship with shoppers and also other local business owners in the industry.”

The shop will also be in the market for buying scrap gold, silver and fine jewellery.

Zeynep said: “We can offer anything from fully custom-made and personalised jewellery pieces to a basic watch strap resize and battery replacement. These repairs and alterations take place on the spot making it a really convenient service for both customers and nearby jewellers.”

The development, which has already delivered 277 new homes, is a joint venture between Barratt Homes, Land Management and the award-winning Yorkshire based development team from Dransfield Properties. 

The team have created the stunning range of retail, restaurants and café spaces all within an enclosed mall paying attention to the industrial heritage of the site reflected by the Crittall style windows and other design features throughout. 

The site was previously home to the East Ham Market Hall, part of east London’s rich retail history which was operated for 90 years after being set up to provide business and employment opportunities for World War One veterans.

Centre Manager, Aisha Small, said: “We are thrilled to see works now starting on the units. The centre has already been brought back to life with the opening of Starbucks who joined us last October.”

Blue Jewellers will be run by Can and Zeynep initially, but with big plans to expand their team creating jobs for the local area soon.

The Market Place units range from 438 sq. ft (40.8sq m) to 2,533 sq. ft (235.34sq m). Enquiries from those interested in viewing a space should be directed to Aisha on 07539 827775 or by emailing

For more information about The Market Place visit the website


Picture shows:- Can and Zeynep Uzan

For further information, contact:

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644